17 November 2005 Edition

Opposition to equality at highest levels

17 November 2005

A forthcoming review by the North's Equality Commission to evaluate the progress of the Equality Duty of the Good Friday Agreement must be rigorous and comprehensive, says Sinn Féin's Equality and Human Rights Manager Chrissie McAuley. Free article

Well known Basque figures targeted

17 November 2005

On Monday 21 November, the Spanish Government will put on trial 59 Basque citizens out of 200 arrested and imprisoned in police operations. These were ordered by the Audiencia Nacional's Judge Baltasar Garzón against the Basque pro-independence movement. The Audiencia Nacional is a special court with an investigative capacity. Free article

Residents clash with Croke Park over local facility - By Suzie Murray

17 November 2005

"We're a community organisation. We're here for the long haul, we won't be worn down," so says Eamonn O'Brien, Vice Chairperson of the Handball Centre and Social Club, Ballybough in Dublin's North Inner City. The club is fighting attempts by the company which runs the GAA's Croke Park Headquarters to close it down, ending a 25-year community commitment. Free article

International in briefs

17 November 2005

News from around the world Free article

Mapping the road to an Ireland of Equals

17 November 2005

An open conference will be held in Monaghan on Saturday 26 November to discuss the shape of a new Ireland. The conference, entitled An Ireland of Equals/Eire na gComhionann, forms part of Sinn Féin's Céad Bliain commemorative events and brings together activists from within and outside of Sinn Féin, to engage on ways of advancing human rights-based governance and participatory democracy in a new Ireland. Free article

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Gerry Adams in Canada

17 November 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP addresses a packed gathering of supporters of the Irish peace process, and well wishers in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, 12 November Free article

Fine Gael plan to downgrade Irish slammed

17 November 2005

Fine Gael proposals to downgrade Irish from a required Leaving Certificate subject have been greeted with a barrage of criticism. At last weekend's party conference Enda Kenny stated that "many are leaving school without any reasonable command of the language", and that it was in the national language's best interests that it's present status as a required Leaving Certificate subject be abolished. Free article

Keenan to attend Ballymurphy unveiling

17 November 2005

Former republican prisoners from the Upper Springfield area in West Belfast are calling on the community to attend the opening of the new Ballymurphy Commemoration Garden on 27 November. Free article

Nuacht na nOibrithe

17 November 2005

The workers' news. Free article

Ógra activists urged to mobilise for congress

17 November 2005

Ógra Shinn Féin has announced this week that it is to hold its annual congress in Dublin from Friday 20 January to Saturday 21 January. Ógra also revealed that, for the first time, the congress will be a two-day event. The event will be a highlight next year's Ógra activity. An Ógra Shinn Féin Handbook and DVD will be released at the event. The congress will conclude on Saturday with a huge mobilisation of Ógra Shinn Féin activists in the capital. Free article

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